All the trustees are volunteers. The board holds the Campus site in trust for the people of Halesworth and surrounding communities. Being a trustee is a very responsible position, and the board is legally accountable to the Charity Commission.
ChairTony Goldson was a founder member of the Halesworth Campus Action Group. He is currently Chair of Halesworth Campus Ltd. He is also County Councillor and District Councillor for Halesworth.
Born and educated in Norfolk, Tony has pursued a career in nursing that has taken him around the world. He became a specialist nurse in HIV/aids, genitourinary medicine, drugs and alcohol addiction. During his career he has worked for the Home Office and Department of Health. He gained a teaching qualification and became a national trainer for many health-related issues.
Tony also managed a second career with the T.A. reaching the rank of major. He is married with 2 children and enjoys fly fishing and golf.
SecretaryA founding member of Halesworth Campus Ltd, Erik serves as secretary and has a variety of roles in the company: property, engagement and day-to-day operational duties. Born and educated in Wigan, Lancashire, he moved to East Anglia to attend UEA, gaining Double Honours degrees and later a PGCE and MA.
An Advanced Skills Teacher of English, Erik retired from Leiston High School’s Senior Leadership Team in 2007. He subsequently worked as a Schools Adviser and Educational Consultant, particularly with the North Suffolk Skills Centre in Halesworth. From 1984 to 2001 he wrote several educational books. He has also been series editor for Heinemann, Longman, Pearson and the BBC.
Erik has lived in Halesworth since 1977, and has been chair of Halesworth Tennis Club and a Halesworth Playing Fields Association member for 20 years. He is married with two children and is an active grandparent.
TreasurerIn 2012 Kevin joined the Board as the representative for local businesses, contributing his experience and extensive business connections, and serving as treasurer.
Kevin and his wife moved to Waveney in 2009 to expand his asbestos surveying and removal business (www.adkris.co.uk). He is passionate about ‘Keeping Trade Local’ (www.FSB.org.uk), and is engaged in other voluntary work.
He was recruited as Vice Chair for the Great Yarmouth & Waveney branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, and was then elected Chair in 2010. He is therefore in regular contact with local members, MPs from each area and each local authority. Kevin is also Chair of the Waveney Business Forum which represents its founder members (the market towns of Waveney, Kirkley & Lowestoft, the Federation of Small Businesses & the Chamber of Commerce), and meets each month to discuss business guidance and dispense locally available business help.
Dr Annette Abbott
TrusteeOn the board of Halesworth Campus Dr Annette Abbott helps ensure joined-up thinking about the community projects and local health needs for the future.
Annette is a long-serving GP partner at Cutlers Hill Surgery and involved in the management of Patrick Stead Hospital and Rayner Green Centre. Since 1995 she has helped shape and develop health services in the local area, working with different organisations – most recently the clinical commissioning group led by GPs for Great Yarmouth and Waveney. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and works for the BMA in the Local Medical Committee for Norfolk & Waveney.
Annette’s earlier career in medicine spanned hospital posts in Norwich, seven years as a community paediatrician in South Norfolk, and general practice in Beccles. Along the way she gained a Diploma in Child Health, and a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and had three children. She is committed to providing compassionate holistic care for the community and is keen to ensure that the integrated health services we have on one site are maintained and developed.
Dr Simon Weeks
TBCSimon was a member of Halesworth Campus Project Group from its beginning in 2010 and joined the Board of trustees in 2012, where he has particular responsibilities for business planning, fund-raising and operational matters on the site.
Having grown up in Oxford, Simon took BA, MA and PhD degrees at the Universities of Reading, Sussex and Aston in Birmingham. He then pursued a career in local government, gaining experience and skills in research, planning, quality assurance, policy development, capital programmes, organisational development and project management. He joined Suffolk County Council in 1992, where he worked till 2004.
Judith CondonJudith joined the Board in 2015, recruited thanks to her experience as an educationist, writer and editor. She worked for eight years previously for The Key, the national information service for school leaders and school governors, most recently as Director of Quality.
She first worked as tutor-organiser for the WEA, then as associate lecturer with the Open University on the course ‘Managing Voluntary Enterprises’, and as a consultant with the Learning and Skills Network. She also wrote several books for children and young readers on social and environmental issues, including health and disability.
Judith has degrees in English (BA), American studies (MA), and creative writing (MA) from Warwick, Sussex and UEA respectively. She grew up in Gorleston, has two children and has lived in Halesworth since 2011.
Teresa UttingTeresa joined the Board in 2014 bringing her thirty years’ experience in the legal profession with her. She is currently a Lawyer and Partner in Allens Cadge & Gilbert Solicitors in Halesworth. This general practice offers clients, whether business, individual, or charities, advice and help with legal issues.
Having always lived in the surrounding areas, Teresa moved to Halesworth in 2010. She is married and enjoys gardening and can sometimes be seen running in and around Halesworth.
Joyce Moseley OBEJoyce moved to Holton in 2013. Having trained as a social worker, a community worker and a social researcher she became a Director of Social Services in the London Borough of Hackney and then the Chief Executive of Catch22, a major charity. She recently stepped down from the Board of a NHS Mental Health Trust and she was a founder member of the Youth Justice Board, receiving an OBE for services to youth justice.
At present she chairs a number of organisations including the Transition to Adulthood Alliance (www.t2a.org.uk) which researches and promotes change in the approach to young adults caught up in the criminal justice system; the Dartington Social Research Unit (www.dartington.org.uk) which demonstrates, through scientific evidence, how improved outcomes for children and young people can be achieved; the HCT Group, (www.hctgroup.org) a successful social enterprise, providing public transport, community transport and related training services across the UK.
David GallagherAs a former senior manager in local government David has 30 years experience of leisure management in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and a wide range of associates and clients. He has worked in operational, project and contract management, and led major work programmes, including Waterlane Leisure Centre, Bungay Pool and Gym, the formation of Sentinel Leisure Trust, Waveney Norse and the Marina Theatre Trust.
In his current role as Director of Consultancy for Infinite Management Solutions (now part of the Sentinel Leisure Trust Group) he specialises in developing alternative models to operate or improve services, particularly where there is demand for a broader mix or a collaborative approach including health and education elements.
David is treasurer of the Lowestoft Voluntary Lifeguard Corps and a National Trainer Assessor with the Royal Life Saving Society. He chairs Leisure United (operating the first FA Parklife hub in Sheffield), is parent governor at Blundeston School and founder/trustee of the Brian Gallagher Football Fund (set up to raise and distribute funds to worthy causes).